Rugby and romance: how being a rugby fan might get you a date!
So what is it about rugby that is so alluring? And, if you're part of the rugby-loving majority, then how can you bag yourself a fellow fan? EliteSingles has the answers!
Are you a rugby fan? Then we've got good news
The survey asked 2400 single men and single women from ten different countries2 what they thought about dating, love – and rugby. The results were fascinating: 58 per cent of singles declared that they would prefer to date ‘’someone who is really passionate about rugby.’’
This made rugby fans the most sought-after sport nuts, with just 31 per cent of singles surveyed saying that they’d like to date someone who is into a different sport. Of course , whether you like rugby, hurling or something else, the main thing is that you like sport – any sport! Only 12 per cent of singles would date someone who ‘’hates all sports.’’
Rugby enthusiasm is not just for blokes!
The survey also revealed that this rugby enthusiasm was not just a guy thing. In fact, flying in the face of certain dated stereotypes, the results showed that women not only want a piece of the rugby action, they may just be more keen on it than the men! Indeed, 80 per cent of women surveyed indicated that they find rugby fans interesting and sexy, as opposed to 78 per cent of men who think the same.
However, before men start inviting female rugby fans round for a thrillingly romantic morning of Rugby World Cup action, it’s important to note that, while women like rugby fans, they don’t necessarily want to watch the game while on a date. Indeed, while the majority of men (52 per cent) would prefer to watch the RWC ‘’with a date,’’ just 39 per cent of women feel the same. Their preference is to watch ‘’with friends,’’ with 50 per cent of women picking this option - a clear case of tries before guys!